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    #11

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    enfranchise:vote
    (A)illuminate:see
    (B)filter:purify


    Why not bee? Is that filtering doesn't really purify?

    Is it cause-result relation?
    I enfranchise, so you can vote.
    I illuminate, so you see.



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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    coward:craven
    (A)dupe:gullible
    (B)judge:impartial

    Why not (B)?

    A coward is craven
    A dupe is gullible.
    So, isn't a judge impartial?

    Poor justice.

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    #13

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Ah!!!!! I see. Thanks for the word, apathy!
    You're very welcome. They can be easily confused.

    The prefixes a- and anti- can be be very close in meaning.

    a- + pathy = without feeling (no interest)
    anti- +pathy = feeling against (dislike)

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Right! The second person should be out.
    Try not to overthink these things. The simplest answer is usually the correct one.

    Ask yourself, what is the relationship between the first pair? Then find one that shows the same relationship.

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Elimination!!!!! That makes perfect sense!
    In my opinion, it isn't perfect, but I find these analogy type questions to be the least meaningful.

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    You won't mind if I ask you a few more questions, will you?

    Here you go!

    log:ship
    (A)diary:person
    (B)archive:data

    The answer is (A). I was wandering between A and B. And I chose the latter. What bad luck!

    A log is something that records a journey.
    An archive is something that records information.
    A Diary is something that records a person's daily life.

    The diary/person is out because it is "ship" is nonperson.

    What do you think?
    Keep 'em coming. This is good practice for you and fun for me.

    The key here is a daily record of activity. Entries are made in a ship's log and a person's diary daily (or at least frequently). Archiving data is a bulk process.

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    #17

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    enfranchise:vote
    (A)illuminate:see
    (B)filter:purify


    Why not bee? Is that filtering doesn't really purify?

    Is it cause-result relation?
    I enfranchise, so you can vote.
    I illuminate, so you see.

    The key is facilitation rather than function.

    When one is enfranchised, one is able to vote.
    When something is illuminate, one is able to see.

    By contrast, a filter is used to putify something.
    Not, when something is filtered it is able to be purified.

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    #18

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    coward:craven
    (A)dupe:gullible
    (B)judge:impartial

    Why not (B)?

    A coward is craven
    A dupe is gullible.
    So, isn't a judge impartial?

    Poor justice.
    Partially. Look at the relationships.

    A coward is a coward because of how he acts and who he is (craven).
    A dupe is a dupe because of how he acts and who is he (gullible).

    A judge is not a judge because he acts impartially or because he is impartial. He is appointed or elected.

    Simplicity is the key.

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    #19

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Antipathy means a strong feeling of aversion, dislike, or repugnance. B would be a good antonym for "apathy".

    Might be wrong but I think your mixing up 'apathy' meaning disinterest, and 'empathy' meaning understanding

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Might be wrong but I think your mixing up 'apathy' meaning disinterest, and 'empathy' meaning understanding
    Yes, you are wrong if you think I was mixing up apathy and empathy. But thanks for playing.

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